I'd rather sit in my comfy computer chair, chat with friends on Teamspeak as well as in-game chat, and alt tab out of the game to browse the web inbetween rounds. It's not so much the graphics, its the convenience of being able to do more than just sit there and play games.
That could be because of the heavy autoaim you get in any game that has a regular controller. With most of the Wii shooters I've played there isn't much in the way of autoaim. At least not as much as something like Halo or COD.
Icons are unnecessary - after you open a window all your icons will get covered up anyway. It's by far more convenient to use a quick launch mechanism like alt-f2 or store your icons on a panel that can't be covered as soon as you open a window.
Also note that KDE4 does have desktop icons. You just have to turn them on in the desktop settings.
What if you have the shiny new virus that modifies the checker after you just downloaded it? Also, when can I get a copy of the checker that runs on an old Windows XP machine or my Fedora boxes? I don't think its "reasonable" to expect me to run the latest Windows to get my banking done.
You've obviously never tried it. It shows the link you're hovering on in the URL bar now. As for blocking a slow domain, I don't think the average user is going to care about that. Install adblock and 90% of the laggy ad sites go away.
And as for targeting the geek market, I'm pretty sure the thousands of addons let you customize Firefox into your perfect idea of what a browser should be.
It's not like their server couldn't log the IP along with the anonymous comment. And what about services like 10minutemail, mailinator, or guerrila mail? I doubt hunting down someone by one of those email addresses would be any easier than just using whatever IP they posted under.
I'm not talking about exploits. Cracking a ps3 opens up the software to all sorts of modification - compare it to rooting an android phone and putting custom firmware on. If the hardware vendor won't fix their product, people will fix it on their own with mods.